Dr Muhammad Khan
INDIA cannot hide itself behind a picture, Dr Maleha Lodhi erroneously reflected during UNGA session. It is just an effort to divert the attention of international community away from human rights violations in IOK. Pakistani stance is, “India’s diversionary tactics will not change the situation on ground. It is the situation on ground that India has to answer for. It is its war crimes that India has to answer for. It is the call for legality, morality and conscience that it has to answer for.” Apart from committing unprecedented human rights violations in IOK, India is sponsoring a well-organized mechanism of terrorism inside Pakistan.
In this regard, it is an open secret that, India is, “pursuing a policy of state sponsorship of terrorism, funding and arming terrorist organizations like the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and the Jamaatul Ahrar to launch terror attacks inside Pakistan.” This all aims to pressurize Pakistan and establish its hegemony in South Asian region. This fact is globally known and even US Secretary of Defence, retired Lieutenant General James Mattis, Defence Secretary is likely to talk with India Government about the nexus between RAW and TTP during his ongoing visit. He is likely to finalized Indo-US deal over Indian purchase of Lockheed Martin F-16. It is also expected that, Jame Mattis will ask India to stop supporting TTP, which hs killed over 70,000 Pakistanis so far.
An analyst of ‘Hindustan Times’ Bharat Karnad has disclosed a nexuses between RAW and TTP relations. He wrote, “Severing relations with TTP will mean India surrendering an active card in Pakistan and a role in Afghanistan as TTP additionally provides access to certain Afghan Taliban factions”. As per Mr Karnad, TTP is, “an Indian counterpart of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammad”. Eshanullah Ehsan, has earlier exposed the nexus between RAW and TTP, discussing ‘India’s continuous interference in Afghanistan, its link to terrorist groups and being responsible for terrorist attacks in the country.’ With all evidence, Pakistan informed UN General Assembly that, ‘India was sponsoring terrorism, as well as funding and arming terrorist organizations, to launch attacks inside Pakistan. In the wording of Pakistani Counselor at UN, “India is churning out operatives of mayhem from its factories of terror.”
Indeed, the so-called world’s biggest democracy and secular state, India, has multiple faces to show its domestic audience, its neighbours and to the international community. Domestically, India has strictly followed the caste system, a social stratification. The followers of the Varna and Jati are ill-treating the Dalits, constituting bulk of Indian population. Besides, the other minorities; Muslims and Christians are being treated inhumanely. Regionally, it is oppressor state and except Pakistan, India has kept the entire South Asia region under its influence. India has dominated the Bangladesh ever since it conspired to disintegrate Pakistan in 1971.
Nepal is a classic example, where India even makes policies of this newly democratic state. People of this state hate the Indian imperial role over this state. In Sri Lanka too, India has played a negative role by creating an armed insurgency, which lasted for almost two and half decade. In Bhutan, the Indian dominance is to the level of being its province. It has kept Afghanistan unstable for the obvious reasons of maintaining its hold and keeping a tense relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Maldives is so influenced and dominated by India that, it appears as an Indian colony. India does not believe in global equality and state sovereignty, anyhow.
At the international level, some major powers and interests groups maintain good relations with India, being the biggest market for their manufactured goods and as the biggest purchaser of defense armament and means of human destruction. Then, in the global politics, there is a rivalry and India is being used for the containment of China, as rising power, rapidly become a challenger for the United Sates. This role of India, keeps its real character under the carpet. The real character of India is as an oppressor and human rights violator state, whereas apparently, it is projected as the secular and world’s biggest democracy. The arrest of Indian RAW terrorist, Commander Kulbhushan Yadav, from Pakistani soil (Balochistan) is a direct evidence of Indian state sponsor terrorism in Pakistan. Nevertheless, for decades India has been misleading the world about Pakistan. On its part, Pakistan has fought a long war against terrorism and still doing so for the secure future of its own people in particular and world in general.
With these evidences, already provided to UN, US and world community Indian External Affairs Minister and officials got frustrated and tried to mislead the world by accusing Pakistan on account of terrorism. However the fact is, India had “sponsored and perpetrated terrorism and aggression against all its neighbours; creating terrorist groups, destabilizing and blockading neighbours to do its strategic bidding and sponsoring subversion, sabotage and terrorism in various parts of Pakistan”. Besides, “India’s proclivity to violence is also no secret. That is why the Pakistan Permanent Representative to US, Dr Lodhi declared India as, “Mother of Terrorism” in South Asia.
— The writer, Professor of Politics and International Relations, is based in Islamabad.
Dr Muhammad Khan